circa 1810 - circa 1820
Mahogany, oak, silk, webbing, brass
Place of origin
Saltram, Devon (Accredited Museum)
A pair of mahogany armchairs, or bergères, French, early 19th century.
Date of introduction to Saltram not recorded, but possibly acquired by John Parker, 2nd Lord Boringdon, later 1st Earl of Morley (1772 - 1840) on an extended holiday to France (and Italy) in 1817/1818. Thence by descent to Edmund Robert Parker (1877 - 1951), 4th Earl of Morley and accepted by HM Treasury from his Executors as that part of the contents to be acquired using funds from the National Land Fund to defray the Estate Duty otherwise payable and transferred to the National Trust in 1957.